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AUGUST 2010

Gibbs & Cox appoints VP of Engineering
hires former Director of NAVSEA's Supervisors of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP)

Swedish owner to convert tanker to LNG fueled propulsion
will payer lower Norwegian NOX emission taxes after conversion by Wärtsilä

K-Sea postpones earnings conference call
says new agreement with lenders is in works

Orion Marine Group christens new dredge
24 inch cutter suction unit has 15,000 installed horsepower

Guilty plea in USS Ashland piracy case
and charges in relation to hijacking of Danish owned ship

Passengers rescued from grounded adventure cruise
more adventurous than planned?

Keppel AmFELS on track to deliver next Rowan rig
set to depart Brownsville, Texas, yard within next month

Horizon Shipbuilding wins $8.6 million Corps towboat order
to build inland river tow boat

USCG issues safety alert to AIS users
some users "inadvertently tele-commanded" to switch AIS frequencies

Joe Angelo to be next Intertanko Managing Director
Kathi Stanzel hired from IOPC Funds to be deputy MD

EU launches antitrust investigation of P&I clubs
review follows expiration of immunity previously granted International Group

Island Offshore orders LNG-fueled PSV's
places order at STX Offshore Norway for first LNG powered UT design vessels

Kings Point has new Superintendent
Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. appointed Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Bipartisan Policy Center makes recommendations on drilling moratorium
API and shallow water drillers find things to like in findings

International Marine and Industrial Applicators gets $48 million Navy contract
depot level preservation

Conrad Industries wins new contracts
current backlog now approximately $70.3 million

Trico Marine files for Chapter 11
largest unsecured creditor is former Chairman, President and CEO

Bulker set for historic Northern Sea Route voyage
set to sail September from Norway with iron ore for China

Damen Vinashin Shipyard starts construction
Signing ceremony in Hanoi

Castrol introduces used oil analysis service for offshore industry
launched at ONS

Orders for rail cars are good news for Gunderson barge builders
175 workers will switch to rail car production from an ocean going marine barge program threatened by cancelations

Northrop Grumman announces layoffs at Pascagoula shipyard
292 get WARN notices now, another 350 jobs to by year's end

Donjon is lead salvor in quest for vessel from War of 1812
recovering a slice of history from the bed of the Patuxent River

Wallenius Wilhelmsen's Mike Derby to keynote Global Greenship conference
will discuss, "Minimizing the impact of shipping on the environment"

Shipping recovery boosts Clarksons' revenue
shipbroker reports strong first half

Titan opens salvage base in Australia
partners with Perrott Salvage of Cairns

Blount Boats wins $3.4 million Casco Bay ferry contract
399 passenger vessel scheduled for 2011 delivery

Hughes supplies Beemar fleet with global broadband communications solution
includes high-speed Internet access, voice, email, video, and on-board Wi-Fi

STX Norway Offshore books order for two icebreaker tugs
will operate in Caspian

MODEC to convert VLCC to FPSO for pre-salt region
Petrobras subsidiary issues LOI

Leadership change at STX Europe
Su-Jou Kim is new President and CEO

American Salvage Association celebrates tenth anniversary
ten action packed years for salvors' group

Navy delays LCS decision
could be end December before it reveals choice of Littoral Combat Ship

Deltamarin wins design order for Chinese built CSL bulker
self-unloader is derivative of Deltamarin's B delta standard designs

Coast Guard crews change tide of energy consumption
Tidal energy demonstration at Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine

New two-stage turbocharger series
MAN Diesel & Turbo introduces TCX

Singapore and South Korea strengthen maritime cooperation
MOU signed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Republic of Korea

Hyde Marine awarded $19.8 million BWT systems order
Guardian systems will be delivered for 10 Suezmax crude oil tankers beginning in 2011 through 2013

Maersk Oil Qatar inks new contract for giant FSO
Signs three year deal for FSO Africa with OSG Euronav JV

WSDOT fixes ferry vibration problem
Chetzemoka set to enter service following six weeks crew training

East African operator orders third Incat Crowther cat from RDM
558 passenger ferry for Dar es Salaam - Zanzibar route

Trico Marine awash in red ink
faces NASDAQ delisting

Leevac wins order for lightering support vessels
two 187 ft workboats for AET Lightering with options for six more

NSRP puts out presolicitation
looking for research proposals for Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise program

Foss Maritime to add another hybrid tug
will fund conversion of existing fund with help of $1 million CARB grant

Canadian Senate: We don't need a drilling moratorium
issues report to still post-Deepwater-Horizon fears

Chinese shipbuilder opts for simulation-based design software
signs contract with GL unit Friendship Systems

Judge throws out piracy charges against six Somalis
cites 1820 definition of piracy as robbery at sea

Keppel to modify FPSO for Brazil's OSX
$37 million contract for topside process module work

Patti Marine delivers Jensen-designed push boat
Jensen stretches smaller, narrower Corps design

Salazar puts new brakes on deepwater drilling
will require more extensive environmental reviews for deepwater projects

MHI Ship Repair gets $13.5 million MSC contract
work on USNS Supply

Conrad Industries reports increased income
announces $5 million share repurchase program

U.K. MOD trials PACSCAT landing craft
fast landing craft accepted as technology demonstrator

Ingram buys 92 "nearly new" barges
all built between 2004 and 2008

NASSCO gets $115 million Navy MLP award
float-on/float-off vessel based on Alaska class tanker design

NOL firms up order for 10,700 TEU duo
turns LOI with DSME into order

Blount delivers tour boat
89 ft excursion vessel joins Wendella fleet

Software could provide temporary fix for ferry vibration problems
Washington State Ferries hopes to soon get Chetzemoka into service

Texas Attorney General challenges drilling moratorium
charges that Interior Secretary violated federal law requiring consulation with states

AIDA Cruises orders newbuild at Meyer Werft
AIDAblu class cruise ship ordered for 2013 delivery

OMSA seeks new CEO
appoints James Adams as interim President and CEO following resignation of Ken Wells

Vigor Marine Tacoma open for business
Ship repairer acquires assets of Marine Industries Northwest

STX Pan Ocean gets into OSV market
Places $160 million newbuilding order for three PSV's

NTSB recommends Coast Guard crack down on crew use of cell phones
move comes as two collisions involving USCG vessels are investigated

VT Halter Marine delivers ATB to Crowley unit
ninth in a series of ten 185,000 barrel ATB's

Marine Highways program gets a road map
LaHood designates corridors, projects and initiatives

ShipArrestor completes full scale test
Helicopter attaches sea anchor to drifting vessel

STX Brazil Offshore books AHTS order
two for DOF subsidiary Norskan Offshore

Chinese buyer swoops on Friede Goldman
subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), pays $125 million

Waller power barges set for launch
Christening at Signal International later this month

Matt Simmons dies at 67
Energy banker and founder of Ocean Energy Research Institute

Gibbs & Cox names new Chief Executive and President
Rick Biben to succeed Kevin Moak

PODCAST: Interview with Peter Boyd
The Carbon War Room says shipping efficiency gains can bring huge CO2 reductions

APL to receive NAMEPA award
to be awarded at October 21 dinner

Rand Logistics reports increased revenue
Steel industry demand helps Great Lakes operator

Noble places order for second Globetrotter drillship
hull to be built in China, topsides equipment installed in Netherlands

Seaward wins Navy contract worth potential $51 million
waterborne hull cleaning and hull inspection

ITF set to overhaul FOC policy
unions continue opposition to flags of convenience

Pushboat propeller shaft installation exceeds 216,000 running hours
does this set a Rhine record?

Incat Crowther designs wave piercer crew boat
meets unusual combination of operational requirements

Bourbon reports increased revenues
fleet utilization expected to improve in second half

Seawell to acquire Rig Inspection Services
getting ready to respond to expected regulatory changes

Bay Shipbuilding gets new VP and GM
Fincantieri Marine Group hires Gene Caldwell

U.K. MAIB pulls plug on Safety Digest
defers publication after newspaper refuses to respect anonymity of data disclosed

Somali pirates hijack another ship in "safe" corridor
incident comes day after EU NAVFOR releases seven pirates detained in foiled attack

Container shipping giant NOL swings into profit
reports second quarter net profit of $100 million

$11.45 million Bouchard class action settlement gets preliminary approval
Buzzards Bay case proposed settlement

Former Vinashin chief jailed
Former Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Group chief Pham Thanh Binh in "temporary detention"

Washington State postpones first sailing of new ferry
further sea trials to investigate excessive vibration

Naval architect Jack Gilbert dies at 80
founded John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc., in 1964

INTERTANKO slams decision to release Bow Saga attackers
EU NAVFOR plays catch and release with seven Somalis captured by Spanish frigate

Good news on Gulf spill
static kill works, most of oil has gone and administration talks of earlier end to drilling moratorium

WSDOT promotes George Capacci
named Deputy Chief of Operations and Construction at Ferries Division

Terrorist group claims to have attacked M Star
claims suicide bomber blew himself up

BP starts static kill of Macondo well
starts pumping heavy drilling mud

Judge throws out Spain's $1 billion suit against ABS
rejects claim of classification society duty to all coastal states

Northrop Grumman starts shipbuilding closures and layoffs
205 Gulf Coast employees get WARN notices

Impairment charge plunges OSG into red
impact of Deepwater Horizon incident is felt in the tanker market

Two die in Brazilian shipyard explosion
were working in water ballast tank of ship alongside at Enavi

Signal International starts work on $15 million rig upgrade
enhancements to Noble semisubmersible include added stability

Another $17 million for DDG 1000
Zumwalt program rolls along at Northrop Grumman

Oman Drydock Company set for March 2011 opening
Arab world to get another giant ship repair yard

STX France to build sand dredge at Brittany yard
STX France Lorient SAS gets much needed order

Flex LNG signs MOU with SAIPEM
Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) project for Australian offshore gas reserves of Asian national oil company

LISCR appoints new London office GM
Jonathan Spremulli named General Manager

Keppel ups stake in Subic Bay shipyard
invests $64 million to gain majority holding

Pirates seize ship in "safe" corridor
second Red Sea Navigation vessel to fall victim

CLEAR Act passes House
Could be landmark legislation for offshore industry ... unless it just dies in Senate

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